Chemours, Gen X and the Cape Fear River

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May 5, 2018. Riegelwood, North Carolina.<br />
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A fisherman waits by his lines at Lock and Dam #1 on the Cape Fear River. Wilmington, the largest city effected by the GenX contamination of the Cape Fear River, sits 30 miles downstream and pipes the water from just north of this dam to the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority water treatment plant to avoid salt water contamination downstream. <br />
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The Chemours Company, a spin off from DuPont, manufactures many chemicals at its plant in Fayetteville, NC. One of these, commonly referred to as GenX, is part of the process of teflon manufacturing. Chemours has been accused of dumping large quantities of GenX into the Cape Fear River and polluting the water supply of city's down river and allowing GenX to leak into local aquifers.